Trust bank top manager freed from detention, put under house arrest
MOSCOW, November 30 (RAPSI) – The Basmanny District Court in Moscow on Tuesday released executive director of the Bank Trust Mikhail Khabarov, who is a defendant in a 900 million-ruble embezzlement case, from detention and put him under house arrest, the court’s press service told RAPSI.
The term of house arrest is set until November 30.
Khabarov was placed in detention for two months in early October. Following that, his defense repeatedly complained about law violations against the defendant. According to attorney Vladimir Slashchev, their complaints reached top-level officials. It’s a matter of fact that the case was transferred to the Investigative Committee’s central office where all violations were revealed, he stated.
According to the defendant’s defense, investigators are “shilled” by a victim in the case, ex-business partner of the bank top manager Alexander Bogatikov, who claims that the money was stolen from him. Investigators believe that Khabarov induced his former business partner to sign an option and service agreement therefore deceiving the victim. Khabarov’s lawyers insist Bogatikov “put a bee in bonnet”.